Posted: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 3:12pm Updated: Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:05am

FY2020 Renewal Information

CACFP Training & Webinars       New Meal Pattern Resources

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. Each day, 3.2 million children receive nutritious meals and snacks through CACFP. The program also provides meals and snacks to 112,000 adults who receive care in nonresidential adult day care centers. CACFP reaches even further to provide meals to children residing in emergency shelters, and snacks and suppers to youths participating in eligible after school care programs.

New Applicants

CACFP Program Pages

Centers/MinistriesSponsors of Homes or Centers
Head Start Facilities  Outside School Hours Programs
Adult Day Care Facilities   At-Risk Afterschool Programs
Family Day Care Homes  Homeless/Emergency Shelters

Policies and Regulations


Procurement and Vended Meals

Below are the templates for vended meals only.  Sponsors are still responsible for ensuring competitive procurement procedures are followed when selecting a vendor for meals.  In CACFP, the term Vendor refers to a commercial vendor or a Food Service Management Company.